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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How will the atrium addition increase student safety?

Answer: Safety will be increased in a variety of ways:

  • The vestibule allows student ingress and egress before and after school.
  • The visitor entrance during school hours will be via the atrium – allows the school to remain locked down during the day.
  • Limits visitor access to student areas.
  • Permits use off the atrium spaces independent of school functions/activities.
  • Increases handicap access.

Question: What are some of the key features of the chapel?

Answer: Key features include the following:

  • It is a dedicated chapel with a permanent altar – not a “swing” space.
  • Seating capacity is between 160 -180 persons.
  • Stained glass windows from Our Lady of the Angels High School are used in design of back wall.
  • The “stained glass” windows reflect our Franciscan heritage
    • St. Francis of Assisi at the Cross
    • St. Clare of Assisi
    • St. Anthony of Padua
    • St. Bonaventure
    • St. Elizabeth of Hungary
    • Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • A reliquary is incorporated into the Tau Cross.

Question: What is meant by expansion?

Answer: The project will allow Roger Bacon to reclaim 5 classrooms. This allows for either an expansion of the student population from 520 to 560 students and/or an expansion of course offerings. This includes a classroom specifically designed to support STEM programs (e.g., engineering and robotics).

Question: What about parking?

Answer: Staff parking will be in the rear parking lot. Students will park at the Fitness Center and the stadium. Crosswalk and sidewalk improvements have already been made to facilitate this change. We continue to work with the Village of St. Bernard and the City of Cincinnati to improve safety for our school community.